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Re: 60 Minutes Schweitzer/Horner feature
> Jack Horner without a beard or mustache!
And he kept biting his lip during the interview. It made me think he was
hiding something from us. ;-)
>The producers could have given the assignment to a
> more informed reporter than Leslie Stahl, whose
> interviewing technique consisted of repeating what
> the subject just said, with inflection.
Considering the audience (who, demographically, are likely
politically-oriented, upwardly-mobile adults who haven't seriously thought
about dinosaurs for 20-30 years), Ms. Stahl's interview style may have been a
good thing. Act surprised, repeat his answers, and use inflection as though
you were talking to pre-schoolers.
Being one of Ms. Stahl's subject audience (a pre-schooler in an adult body,
although I prefer to use the term "man-child"), I was generally impressed with
the piece. Before the show aired, I was concerned that, considering Horner's
latest tome (_How to Build a Dinosaur_), that 60 Minutes might do a hatchet job
on the Horner and use it as an excuse to bring in a conservative mouthpiece to
trash govt. funding for genetics research. So, considering my fear, it turned
out better than I expected.
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